All the women directly affected by the CervicalCheck scandal will get a 2,000 euro ex-gratia payment from the government.

It's one of the recommendations of a progress report by Dr Gabriel Scally, who's leading the investigation into what happened at CervicalCheck.

Dr Scally made 6 recommendations in his report to the Cabinet this morning.

One is a 2,000 euro payment to the 209 women affected by Cervical Check or their families, so they don't incur any costs while the investigations are carried out.

It's understood at least two Mayo women are among the 209 who were given false smear test results.

Other recommendations include making sure women have full access to the records of their smear checks; and - in the event of a problem  -that open disclosure would take place quickly and accurately.

The Scally Inquiry was due to conclude by the end of June but will now take until the end of the summer.

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